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Old 04-05-2005
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Thats fine, Next Weekend is fine with me and all! I had a nice little chat with Doug on the phone and all...If he is right, I shouldn't be able to use my truck for 2-3 days, b/c I have to send out my truck's PCM once I put it back to stock to Whipple to upgrade the computer for the whipple program..This should be nice though for me, since I haven't been without my truck for that long anyways! Thank goodness that my school is only about a mile from me, so I will get some exercise from walking! hahaha
Geez that sucks man...at least it's not in a summer you have to walk :)
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Also, the only down fall to this is that, ya'll are gonna have to come to me in Jax to help with the install! I am sorry about that, but truck won't run with out the PCM and with the PCM w/ Whipple b/c its gotta have the whipple on the truck to work!
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Also, the only down fall to this is that, ya'll are gonna have to come to me in Jax to help with the install! I am sorry about that, but truck won't run with out the PCM and with the PCM w/ Whipple b/c its gotta have the whipple on the truck to work!
That's a dang good point right thar....oh well. An excuse to see my other Jax people.
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Q, Bryan, Billy, and Jason

Here is the link I got from Doug, he doesn't know if they have changed anything or not from it!

http://www.vdxdt.com/dnld/Installation.doc

These are the tools I need for installing this sucker....

A. Masking tape
B. Needle-nose pliers
C. Needle-nose vise grips
D. Flat-head screwdriver
E. Phillips-head screwdriver
F. T-handled Allen wrench, 6 mm
G. T-handled Allen wrench, 5 mm
H. 90 deg. Grinder
I. Side cutters
J. 10 mm wrench
K. 13 mm wrench
L. 15 mm wrench
M. drive sockets:10 mm, 8 mm, 11 mm
N. drive 6 extension
O. drive ratchet

Also, extensions for powering up the grinder..I don't have any! LOL


Other tools not shown in the picture above that will be useful during installation are:
I'll get these!!

Tie Straps--
These will be useful for securing the wiring harness away from the installation area as directed in the Illustrated Installation Guide. They are inexpensive and will be very handy during installation.

Motor Oil
Motor oil will be useful as a lubricant and should be readily available during installation.

Gasket Adhesive
This adhesive is essential when installing the gasket included with this supercharger kit.

A Clean Blanket, Towel, or Tarp
This will be used to protect the supercharger, engine, and related components when the grinder is used during installation.

Vacuum
A vacuum is necessary to clean up any debris resulting from grinder use.

Clean Shop Towels
Use these to keep the installation area clean.

Oil-free Cleaner
The decals supplied with this kit must be installed on the vehicle as directed. To ensure proper adhesion, first clean surfaces with an oil-free cleaner.



Recommended Tools

The following items are not included in this supercharger kit and it is strongly recommended that they are used for ease of installation or maximum performance:

Ya'll have this???

Fuel Pressure Gauge
As described in the Pre-Installation Checklist, a quality fuel pressure gauge is an important part of proper supercharger operation. It is strongly recommended that a fuel pressure gauge is installed on the vehicle prior to supercharger installation.

I have this!!
K&N Air Filter
It is recommended that a K&N air filter (part number 33-2106-1) with increased airflow be used for added performance.

And This of course! haha
Reference Manual
This book [must recommend a specific book or books] will help you familiarize yourself with the internal components of the Ford Ranger and will serve as a good reference during supercharger installation.
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good luck hopefully your not dissapointed with a 16.6 track time like that one dude had.
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good luck hopefully your not dissapointed with a 16.6 track time like that one dude had.
Well, I'm basically getting everything done Dougs way! He is using his stuff that he had on his programmer for mine(plus extra something on the side, don't think he wants me to tell anyone anyways), and whatever else! I'm not into looking for times on this truck..I'm just looking for POWER and TORQUE!! I don't race, mostly for offroading and getting up and go speed
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Well, I'm basically getting everything done Dougs way! He is using his stuff that he had on his programmer for mine(plus extra something on the side, don't think he wants me to tell anyone anyways), and whatever else! I'm not into looking for times on this truck..I'm just looking for POWER and TORQUE!! I don't race, mostly for offroading and getting up and go speed
Who the he|| lifts a truck then races it? Oh yeah..that dude at the track on Friday night...retard....I can't wait to see the mud you sling at RR....
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So whats the performance gains supposed to be like...typical V8 33%-50% increases in HP and Torque?
He MIGHT beat the turtle in the race now, and thats iffy. For 2 grand, I would put in a SOHC and have a diecent bottom end to work with.

It's a good move if you need a little more umph, but I feel theres more bang for the buck if you happen to own a set of wrenches, have an afternoon and a spare set of hands to help.

Its better then nothing and I hope it serves ya well
D.
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is that all it would take to swap in another motor, d?

one afternoon, some knowledge, and the tools to do it?

on a scale of 1-10, how hard would dropping a 4.0 in, be?
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Old 04-10-2005
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is that all it would take to swap in another motor, d??
Myself, Rayjay and Shybri just about did a whole motor ( mine ) in rayjays garage.

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one afternoon, some knowledge, and the tools to do it??
Maybe some pizza and beer/dew ... Fluids and a cell phone to call Griggs when your stumped/wanting a second opinion

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on a scale of 1-10, how hard would dropping a 4.0 in, be?
3.0 to 4.0 ... Its a bolt in that doesn't require exotic ( different ) fabricated parts. Its ( on a larger scale which requires more labor/ physical exertion ) about as hard as a model plane.

A lot of people feel intimadated. Don't be. The one ' part ' missing in everything I mentioned is one that nobody can run to Napa and buy... its called ' Desire '. If someone is motivated to do something, they will find a way to do it.

The worst part of doing an engine swap is the time and labor. If someone hasn't swapped an engine before ( even the same kind ) , Sure.. it might take a whole weekend ( I'll grant anyone that ) . My comments above are what Myself and others are capable of and my sincereness for not expressing such sooner.

One thing I will stand firm on however is I still believe its a waste of 2500$ to put a whipple on a 3.0 when you gan have the same power levels ( and probably better gas milage ) with a 4.0 and some time of your own.

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He MIGHT beat the turtle in the race now, and thats iffy. For 2 grand, I would put in a SOHC and have a diecent bottom end to work with.

It's a good move if you need a little more umph, but I feel theres more bang for the buck if you happen to own a set of wrenches, have an afternoon and a spare set of hands to help.

Its better then nothing and I hope it serves ya well
D.
You may be right in some sense for the SOHC, but I have NO knowledge of swapping engine/motors out of trucks! On the other hand, a supercharger/blower for the SOHC is 4K for it..I would much rather have a 3.0 SC b/c that will give me more than enough power/torque than I need! I am not really looking to race my truck at all and if you have seen my truck, it isn't 'race" material either! But I see where you are coming from though man! Good to hear others opinion on things!
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